Winston Salem Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Winston Salem trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Winston Salem is in North Carolina with Blacksburg to the north, Charlotte to the south, Durham and Greensboro to the east, High Point the southeast.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Winston Salem Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit:

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Christmas – Observed Monday, December 26, 2023

Garbage:  Normal schedule.

Curbside Recycling:  RED WEEK

Yard Waste: All collections postponed one day.

New Year’s Day 2023 – Observed Monday, January 2, 2023

Garbage:  Normal schedule.

Curbside Recycling:  BLUE WEEK

Yard Waste: All collections postponed one day.

Winston Salem Trash Collection Map

Winston Salem Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Appliances
  • Carpet
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Toys

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Construction Building Material
  • Car Parts
  • Cement
  • Electronic Waste
  • Glass
  • Hazardous or Infectious Waste
  • Lumber
  • Oil Drums
  • Paint
  • Rocks
  • Tires
  • Wood
  • Yard Waste


Please note, televisions and computers and related computer equipment are banned from landfills in North Carolina. This includes:

  • All Televisions
    • Flat-Panel Televisions
    • Projection Televisions
    • Televisions with Picture Tubes
  • CPUs
  • Laptops
  • Mice and Keyboards
  • Monitors
  • Printers, Fax Machines, and Scanners
  • More information on banned landfill items

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Winston Salem and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Winston Salem?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Winston Salem Public Works Department?

Email City Link


Physical Address 
2000 Lowery Street
Suite 110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem, NC 27102

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